As the sophistication of computer-based drawing and painting programs has increased in recent years, the popularity of fantasy art has grown and been taken up by a wider audience. Produced in association with brand-leading magazine ImagineFX, this book instructs readers on a step-by-step basis how to produce top quality digital fantasy images in a variety of styles from manga to gothic. With reference to a small number of creative painting programs (including Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter) which are world standard and suitable for Macintosh and PC, the book explains in plain language, and with the help of step-by-step screen grabs, how to progress from basic 'pencil' roughs to first stage line art and ultimately finished colour art. Included are a gallery of FXpose images by 'Fantasy Masters' such as Alan Lee, Todd Lockwood, Jim Burns, Linda Begkvist and many more. The book also targets specific aspects of art creation, including making your characters lifelike, creating scenes as diverse as manga and fairy woodlands, 3D imagery, speed painting, producing oil, watercolour and other effects
Release Date: 2012
Explains how to use digital painting programs to create science fiction art, with tips and techniques for beginners and details on creating images from the initial line drawings to the finished color art.
Author: Gary Tonge
Release Date: 2011-11-11
This book provides all the advice artists need to transform their digital painting--from brush, lighting and color basics to special effects, working with layers, and speed and matte painting. The 100+ expert tricks provide quick and easy solutions to all aspects of digital painting through clear instructions, step-by-step demonstrations and breathtaking annotated art. The book is divided into core elements of digital painting providing beginner, improver and advanced techniques to ensure progression and relevance to all skill levels, making it ideal for beginners and essential for more experienced digital painters. This is the ultimate tool to help emerging CG artists get started with digital painting, and help advanced CG artists improve their digital painting techniques.
Author: Gary Tonge
Release Date: 2008-07-01
This comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the rapidly expanding area of digital painting features beautifully displayed finished works of art alongside practical demonstrations. Artists will learn to create a wide range of subject matter from futuristic spacescapes and revolutionary vehicles to medieval landscapes and beautiful maidens. An in-depth materials section introduces all the equipment you are likely to need, from computer hardware and software to more traditional art media. A detailed basic techniques section caters to both newcomers to the digital medium and those who wish to brush up on their skills.